2010 Engadget Awards - Robot of the Year (17th cathegory)!!!

News and announcements related to Humanoids/walkers, robo-one/other conferences, intelligent servos, advanced robot controllers/sensors, and interesting new humanoid related developments.
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Who did you like? Who did you voted for?

NAO
3
33%
AR Drone
1
11%
NASA Robonaut 2
0
No votes
Anybots QB
0
No votes
Willow Garage PR2
4
44%
Neato XV 11
1
11%
 
Total votes : 9

2010 Engadget Awards - Robot of the Year (17th cathegory)!!!

Post by roboticage » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:55 pm

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Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:55 pm

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/vote-for-the-2010-engadget-awards/

There are only 6 robots: NAO, AR Drone, NASA Robonaut 2, Anybots QB, Willow Garage PR2, Neato XV 11.
I don't think they are all on the same category but as for my point of view I have only 2 o them and ... I voted for NAO! :wink:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/vote-for-the-2010-engadget-awards/

There are only 6 robots: NAO, AR Drone, NASA Robonaut 2, Anybots QB, Willow Garage PR2, Neato XV 11.
I don't think they are all on the same category but as for my point of view I have only 2 o them and ... I voted for NAO! :wink:
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Post by billyzelsnack » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:22 am

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:22 am

NAO. Been around for awhile.
AR Drone. What?
Robonaut2. Maybe in 2012.
Anybots. Hopefully they make some money and put it towards their humanoid!
PR2. PR2 and ROS really broke out in 2010.
Neato. Quite cool, but we've seen vacuums before.

So yeah. PR2 is the vote for me.
NAO. Been around for awhile.
AR Drone. What?
Robonaut2. Maybe in 2012.
Anybots. Hopefully they make some money and put it towards their humanoid!
PR2. PR2 and ROS really broke out in 2010.
Neato. Quite cool, but we've seen vacuums before.

So yeah. PR2 is the vote for me.
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Post by limor » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:14 pm

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:14 pm

NAO has unveiled a new market for robots that didn't exist before but there's no interesting news from Aldebaran in 2010. Nasa's mechatronics is of no consequence to robotics market. PR2 is a great story of perserverance and opencv is of great importance to mankind but the robot itself is ok.. nothing exciting. Anybots is as much a robot as a traxxxas with a webcam. Neato is yet another vacuum cleaner.

Engadget: do your research!


AR Drone for me.
It is a rare retail robot success story.
Really culminates a lot of the success factors that are arguably critical in any future robotics toy product:

1) low cost of materials and manufacturing = right priced for retail

2) high performance cpu running linux bringing out "magical" effect

3) clever symbiotic relationship retail distribution and marketing with HMV (UK)
NAO has unveiled a new market for robots that didn't exist before but there's no interesting news from Aldebaran in 2010. Nasa's mechatronics is of no consequence to robotics market. PR2 is a great story of perserverance and opencv is of great importance to mankind but the robot itself is ok.. nothing exciting. Anybots is as much a robot as a traxxxas with a webcam. Neato is yet another vacuum cleaner.

Engadget: do your research!


AR Drone for me.
It is a rare retail robot success story.
Really culminates a lot of the success factors that are arguably critical in any future robotics toy product:

1) low cost of materials and manufacturing = right priced for retail

2) high performance cpu running linux bringing out "magical" effect

3) clever symbiotic relationship retail distribution and marketing with HMV (UK)
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Post by i-Bot » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:16 pm

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:16 pm

My voting is:
NAO: Nothing new since 2009. PR2 is far more leading edge and open.
AR Drone: If all the bots were in front of me, this is probably the one I would test first and get bored with first.
Robonaut 2: Will be fun to see how they integrate this torso into the craft and crew, but otherwise not very interesting unless you are building your own space station too.
Anybots QB: Appears to me rather a confusing product. A sort of evolutionary dead end now replaced by mobile technology.
Neato xv 11: Most fun hackable in 2010 for the rangefinder.

My vote >>> Willow Garage PR2: The one I want, or more realistically, the one I want to emulate ! Most useful Robot, plus, best Software, support, and community
My voting is:
NAO: Nothing new since 2009. PR2 is far more leading edge and open.
AR Drone: If all the bots were in front of me, this is probably the one I would test first and get bored with first.
Robonaut 2: Will be fun to see how they integrate this torso into the craft and crew, but otherwise not very interesting unless you are building your own space station too.
Anybots QB: Appears to me rather a confusing product. A sort of evolutionary dead end now replaced by mobile technology.
Neato xv 11: Most fun hackable in 2010 for the rangefinder.

My vote >>> Willow Garage PR2: The one I want, or more realistically, the one I want to emulate ! Most useful Robot, plus, best Software, support, and community
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Post by Orac » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:56 pm

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:56 pm

Neato for me, as it is leading towards a very cheap, effective laser ranger system :)


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Neato for me, as it is leading towards a very cheap, effective laser ranger system :)


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